Questions isn't the place for this... the brainwashed fear mongers come out in droves.
To answer your question, yes... and no... I had my 3rd at a freestanding birth center. (Carolina Waterbirth) I was in an extremely abusive marriage, had I attempted a homebirth, that would have been *the* perfect opportunity for things to "turn tragic" (read- for him to kill me). I opted for where I could be physically safe and still have a normal birth. I wish I had had that opportunity with the first two. Hospitals are a living, terrifying, degrading, violating nightmare.
at 9:30 PM on May. 24, 2011